My husband will be very embarrassed after reading this but I don't care. The night after my second date with my now husband I went on Amazon and got him a copy of "Type 1 Diabetes for Dummies" and shipped it to his apartment. He told me later he had read it cover to cover … Continue reading Ode to all the Type 1 Spouses
There have been studies that show girls and women with type 1 diabetes have a stronger chance of developing an eating disorder. Type 1 diabetics are constantly counting and measuring food, and measuring their level of success at managing diabetes (which is impossible to get right all the time) multiple times a day through a … Continue reading Pregnancy Week 15 – Perfectionism vs. Sanity
My pregnancy so far has followed the standard type 1 diabetes pregnancy. Weeks 7-11, I experienced a lot of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). That really sucked, I have to say. No one likes having low blood sugar and I was having it 4-5 times a day. I took to chugging regular ginger ale at my … Continue reading Hypoglycemia to Hyperglycemia, and throwing out Carbohydrate Ratios
I wrote this post about 5 weeks ago, but hadn't yet gone public with the pregnancy yet. Here it is: I had my first visit with my High Risk OB Center for Advanced Fetal Care at week 8 of my pregnancy. After referring me, my regular OB/Gyn warned me, saying that this particular hospital is … Continue reading “High Risk” Pregnancy- Meeting the Team at the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine
I have always been a runner. I ran my first race at age 4 and won first place for the women five and under age group. I’ve been hooked ever since. I was diagnosed with type one diabetes July 31st the year I turned ten. Every summer since I was four I ran in the … Continue reading Running in the first (and second) Trimester – with Type 1 Diabetes
Yes - I'm pregnant. It's been a whirlwind of emotions the past 12 weeks. I found out I was pregnant just days after being in the ICU for a stomach bug that affected my blood sugars - see my Starvation Ketosis post. When I told the nursing staff I might be pregnant they did a urine … Continue reading Pregnant!
When I got married 18 months ago, I wore both my insulin pump and my continuous glucose monitor, and diabetes did not interfere with the day at all. Here's how I did it: Have a plan. In the past when I was around my friends, I often become complacent with my diabetes. I know it's … Continue reading Wedding Day with Type One Diabetes
After my last post, I thought it would be nice to take a break and reset- my emotions, my relationships, and my diabetes. Sometimes, you just have to take a step back. After my miscarriage, I emailed my CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) to get help getting my blood sugars back to where they need to … Continue reading Life Update- Time to Reset
Today, I am speaking openly about something that is rarely talked about although statistics say it occurs in about one sixth of pregnancies- miscarriage and pregnancy loss. I have had two miscarriages in three and a half months. This post describes my experience. I consider myself very grateful for the people and fortunate circumstances in … Continue reading Miscarriage and Type 1 Diabetes
I spent the first 15 years of my diabetes avoiding lows. I hated how they felt; cold sweats, shaking hands, fast heart beat, weak, not being able to piece together a sentence or connect my brain to my mouth. I hated that I was forced to eat when I was trying to be healthy or … Continue reading What is Diabetes Guilt?